congratulation

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noun con·grat·u·la·tion \kən-ˌgra-chə-ˈlā-shən, -ˌgra-jə-\

Definition of congratulation

  1. 1 :  the act of congratulating

  2. 2 :  a congratulatory expression —usually used in plural Congratulations on your promotion.

Examples of congratulation in a Sentence

  1. Let me offer you my congratulations for being elected.

  2. Please send her my congratulations.

  3. I sent her a letter of congratulations.

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Origin and Etymology of congratulation

see congratulate


First Known Use: 15th century


CONGRATULATION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of congratulation for English Language Learners

  • congratulations : a message telling someone that you are happy because of his or her success or good luck : words that congratulate someone

  • : the act of telling someone that you are happy because of his or her success or good luck : the act of congratulating someone


CONGRATULATION Defined for Kids

congratulation

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noun con·grat·u·la·tion \kən-ˌgra-chə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of congratulation for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of expressing pleasure at another person's success or good fortune

  2. 2 :  an expression of pleasure at another person's success or good fortune —usually used in pl.



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